Awesome: Platoon

  • Barnes' Badass Boast.
    Barnes: Me, I don't need this shit. I am reality. [...] You wanna kick ass? Yeah. Well, here I am, all by my lonesome. And there ain't nobody gonna know. Six of you boys against me. Kill me. I shit on all of you.
  • Sgt. Elias Grodin's death, depicted on the cover and satirized many times since due to its memorable awesomeness. Also counts as a Tear Jerker.
  • Adagio for Strings. Also counts as a Tear Jerker.
  • Chris killing Barnes at the end.
  • Elias slugging Barnes in the face to stop his brutality towards the Vietnamese villagers.